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Unexpected failure error code: 15@2000018 VDS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I rebooted this DPM server today and the login window would not come up.  I decided to cold boot the server and it took like 20 minutes for the login window to come up.

    I started going through the event log to see if there were any problems and I found this error in the system log.

    Unexpected failure error code: 15@2000018 VDS, and it's been logging it in quite a lot since the event log started in 6/06/2010.

    I'm also having to wait about 15 minutes for the space allocation window in DPM to come up.

    Does anybody know what this Virtual Disk service error is?

    This is a Dell 2900 with server 2008 and DPM 2007 SP1.

     

    Thanks

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:34 PM

Answers

  • This does not looks like a DPM error. Can you try posting the problem at : 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winservercore/threads

     

    or

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverfiles/threads

    OR

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2management/threads

    Thanks,

    Parag

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    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:35 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi Rich,

     

    Thed Virtual disk service handles disk related tasks and the disk management mmc leverages the VDS service.  I searched high and low for that specific error and could not find it, so can't help you on that.   If your DPM server has lots of volumes and VSS snapshots (dpm recover points), it may lake a long time to reboot a server and get to a logon screen. This is because VSS does snapshot verification during the boot process and may take time (up to an hour in some cases) before it's competed.   If you don't have enought physical memory, or Virtual memory configured, that can cause the verification to fail.  Look for volsnap errors in the system event log after you logon - if you find any, add physical memory and increase the page file.  See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399244.aspx

    <snip>

    DPM requires a pagefile size that is 0.2 percent the size of all recovery point volumes combined, in addition to the recommended size (generally, 1.5 times the amount of RAM on the computer). For example, if the recovery point volumes on a DPM server total 3 TB, you should increase the pagefile size by 6 GB.

    For more information about modifying the pagefile size, see Change the size of the virtual memory paging file (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95116).

    >snip<

    cheers 


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Sunday, August 1, 2010 12:47 AM
    Moderator
  • This does not looks like a DPM error. Can you try posting the problem at : 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winservercore/threads

     

    or

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverfiles/threads

    OR

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2management/threads

    Thanks,

    Parag

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:35 AM
    Moderator